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Postby PragmaticallyWyrd » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:05 pm

Dr. Otis Lansa wrote:What's the symbol for the inverse of infinity?

New #'s are all good, but we need reasons... will try to math-shoot anything we come up with. Intergers are recommended. 8 works as the single-digit, but we could use something grand and mathematical as well...

2995
3003
5772


Ok. (In direct contradiction of what I wrote above) let me mention the following: October 10th, 2010 will be Universal Spaghettification Day. How do I know this? Easy. :compute:

* October is the 10th month.

* the two-digit year is '10.

* so we have a date of 10-10-10.

* now we *waves hands* reinterpret this as the binary number 101010

* converting (101010)b to decimal gives (you guessed it): 42.


Oh, there's an idea--we could use 42, but represent it in hexadecimal instead: 2A.

Or, dropping 42 and just going for longer magic numbers, we could go with the "magical" hexadecimal number: DEAD BEEF. :compute: I like that one. :fsm_smile:

Or we could go for "magic numbers" that equate to alphabetical letters in ASCII. :compute: Yeah, we've got options.
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:05 pm

Galapagosian, please explain

Doc, did you know that each when you add the math like me, its very symetrical, mathematicaly? like, both ends add up to ten, and the middles add up to 16 (which divided by FOUR, is FOUR)

top row: 25
mid row: 6
low row: 21

all added up its... 52!!!!!!

are you sure you just made that up on the spot????

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Postby Alpaca » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:15 pm

PragmaticallyWyrd wrote:* now we *waves hands* reinterpret this as the binary number 101010

* converting (101010)b to decimal gives (you guessed it): 42.


Oh, there's an idea--we could use 42, but represent it in hexadecimal instead: 2A.


Base 2 (binary) and base 6 (hex) are so overrated.

Here's an inane thought - since many, many others have proposed eight, let's write 42 in base 8. What's that? 52

Qwertyuiopasd wrote:what is the significance of these numbers? let me try something random...

10+16+16+10

ho ho ho! what have we here?

52

interesting...


Coincidence? I think not.

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Postby Galapagosian » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:15 pm

Why the Number 4 Is Perfect (A Summary)

Let's take a random number, say 2995. :D

That's two thousand nine hundred ninety five.

There are thirty two letters in 2995.

There are nine letters in 32.

There are four letters in 9.

There are four letters in 4.

See? perfect (can't be reduced farther).

Spaghetti has nine letters. See above.

Flying spaghetti monster has twenty two letters.

There are nine letters in 22.

Aaaaand... we're back to 4.

Perfect. :mrgreen:

(not to mention nearly infinitely simpler than Doc's stuff - it's even mostly forgiving of spelling and counting errors, just have to make sure you get "four" right :D ).
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:23 pm

Qwerty... made that up, dead honest. It's a sign!
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Actually, you're summing the digit two different ways. Any block of numbers will do that. :mrgreen:
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:29 pm

I'm going with Doc and mine's one. although 10-10-10 is interesting, since i graduate in '10, and 9-10 is my birthday. so that'll probably be my first year in colledge... which works for me! :mrgreen:

but still doc, you randomly threw those numbers together, and then with alpacas mad binary skill, we get 52 yet again.

coincidence?

I THINK NOT!

it MUST be a sign.
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:36 pm

Hmm... 42 to the base 8... me likee 52.

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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:07 pm

he must really like math!

so we agree, that the important things are

2995
3003
5772

8

and

52

did I miss anything?
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:13 pm

2995
3003
5772

If you look at the right and bottom lines of numbers, they have 52 hidden in them... the remaining numbers add to 13, which is the AVERAGE of any vertical line.

52 weeks in a year, also 52 cards in a pack.
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:27 pm

By Jove I think we've got it!

any significane of 599? its 300 and 199... or maybe its 22. 22 is them added up...

great work guys. I think 52 is IT!
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Postby PragmaticallyWyrd » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:16 am

Qwertyuiopasd wrote:By Jove I think we've got it!

any significane of 599? its 300 and 199... or maybe its 22. 22 is them added up...

great work guys. I think 52 is IT!


Now we're really getting somewhere. :fsm_smile:
Also, we're either at or just past page 8 in the forum. w00t! :fsm_cool:
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Postby LibraLabRat » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:19 am

what about my favorite number?
10141977?
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Postby Alpaca » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:26 am

LibraLabRat wrote:what about my favorite number?
10141977?


I'll work on connecting it to 52 somehow.

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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa » Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:54 am

LLR: It's 1096 before my favorite #, I think, although I stick with 15 as the shorthand (and usually put it as DDMMYYY). There's 78 days in the year after yours, and 77 after mine, another favorite #, which come up in yours and the FSM-matrix.

[Edit: Ran some factor analysis on the number 9532775329 (read clockwise around the meatballs from 12:00) Here's what I found:

9532775329 = 7*11*47*167*15773 (all primes, obviously)

9532775329/77 =123802277 :shock:

This 77 keeps coming up. It's a personal lucky number, so perhaps I've managed to throw my luck into the original # by accident.
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa » Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:15 pm

Sorry on the double post, but this deserved it.

77-52 =25

25 = 5^2 :shock:
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